Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination
The tick-borne encephalitis vaccine (FSME- IMMUN 0.5 mL ®) is safe and effective. A lower dose (FSME-IMMUN 0.25 junior®) is used for children aged one to 16 years.
- Three doses:
- Month 0
- Month 1 (to 3)
- 5 to 12 months after the second dose
- If there is not enough time, the second dose may be given 14 days after the first.
- First booster vaccination after 3 years.
- The second booster vaccination takes place after 5 to 10 years (or after 3 years for people aged 60 years and older).
Period of protection
- The first two doses offer temporary protection.
- The third dose ensures protection for a period of 3 years.
When is tick-borne encephalitis vaccination recommended?
- If you are going camping, trekking, hunting or walking during the high-risk season in an area where infection occurs.
- If you are going to be spending a longer period of time in - or will be staying regularly - in an area where tick-borne encephalitis occurs.